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EPM Cargo Gripper V2 Setup Instructions, Auto Mission and manual RC....

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Hello all,

I just finished up the instructions let me know what you guy think!

click this link if you don't like the formatting :)

http://planner.ardupilot.com/wiki/common-electro-permanent-magnet-gripper-v2-x/…

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Added by ctech4285 on February 28, 2014 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Anouncting EPM V2 Electro Permanent Magnet and OGCAN CAN BUS daughter card!

We are announcing Version 2 of the EPM, Electro Permanent Magnet and the OpenGrab CAN daughterboard (OGCAN). A simple solution for cargo gripping for UAV’s and robots.

Introduction EPM V2…

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Added by ctech4285 on February 13, 2014 at 12:00pm — 20 Comments

Production run PCB's part two: Etching/reverse plating

Hello,

So last time I went over how we mask PCB's now I am going to show how we etch the boards in 3 minutes flat. Traces down down to 8mil, 1 out of 50 boards might fail.

Here we have part two, let me know what you think!…

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Added by ctech4285 on January 17, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How we make our PCB's Nicadrone.com

Hello;

I been getting a lot of emails about how we make our PCBs so finally had some time to post something:

Making PCB for production runs

We are in a 3rd world country so we can't get PCBs/asm'ed in anything under 8-10 weeks so we devolved small scale production process.…

Ready to etch

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Added by ctech4285 on January 15, 2014 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

EPM Cargo Gripper. Simple easy method for gripping and relasing cargo on a copter

The EPM Cargo gripper EPM-688-5 V1.21  from http://NicaDrone.com is now supported by APM:Copter master branch.

Master branch != widely tested! Wait for the 3.2 release if you´re not comfortable with that.

This setup has only been tested by the author.  

All this is open source, check out the…

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Added by ctech4285 on December 19, 2013 at 9:00am — 24 Comments

Open Grabber Electro Permanent Magnet Kickstarter Project ends on the 26 of December

Hello,

There has been a lot of support from this community for this project, a lot more than I expected initially. The kickstarter funding periods is set to end in three days. It has been a very interesting ride so far and this is what we already have taken care of:

Importing of Chemicals for PCB fabrication, everything from Iron(|||) chloride to Silkscreen and conformal coding to Electro…

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Added by ctech4285 on December 23, 2012 at 5:35pm — 1 Comment

Electro Permanent Magnet for reliable cargo lifting on a quad (kickstarter)

Small light Open Source/HW electro-permanent 10kg (ideal) cargo holding magnet for the DIY multicopter drone and robotics communities

I stumbled upon this idea by reading this great article by Travis Deyle about electro-permanent magnets. These magnets are programmed (on off) with a current pulse. No static energy is required. Changing the magnetic field does require…

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Added by ctech4285 on November 27, 2012 at 9:30am — 15 Comments

3D Printed quadcopter parts on ShapeWays.com

Motor 12mm Tube mount in stainless steel!



What do you guys think?



what parts would you like me to…

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Added by ctech4285 on March 8, 2012 at 2:00pm — 9 Comments

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